Very good location for hiking and some nice restaurants nearby. The staff were friendly and helpful but the hostel itself is very tired and in need of maintenance. We had booked the double on suit room and paid 410 Rand which was expensive for the quality of the room. We arrived late evening and had to catch and release at least 5 spiders from our room when we arrived and swat loads of Mosquitos that had gathered in there before we could sleep. It also smelt quite damp and was very dark and gloomy. The kitchen was quite dirty and had a missing window which allowed the insects in at night. Overall we wouldn't re visit as I'm sure there are nicer hostels in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cosy wooden cabins and luxury en suite rooms lie in a lush bird filled garden fringed by its own gurgling mountain stream and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route it is ideally situated to hike or horse ride through indigenous forests or wander through the picturesque village. Beneath the most spectacular peaks of the Langeberg Mountains Swellendam is the 3rd oldest magisterial district in South Africa with plenty of inspiring and peaceful experiences. Sit around our welcome fire under starry skies and enjoy the countryside. ... more less